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Man shoots 2 co-workers; 1 dies

March 25, 2009|Tony Perry

An apparent act of workplace violence in San Diego on Tuesday morning left two employees of the Metropolitan Transit System dead and a third on life support, police said.

The incident began about 2:15 a.m. in the parking lot of the transit system's downtown headquarters, where an employee shot two co-workers.

When police arrived, the shooter refused to surrender and pointed his gun at officers, said Lt. Kevin Rooney of the San Diego Police Department.

Three officers opened fire, killing the man, who was later identified as mechanic Lonnie Glasco, 47, of El Cajon. Foreman Benjamin Mwangi, 37, of Lemon Grove was dead at the scene, and the other victim is on life support, Rooney said.

The shooting reportedly occurred shortly after Glasco's shift had ended, authorities said.

-- Tony Perry

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